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JMeter Tutorial

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Apache JMeter is one of the most widely used open-source performance testing tools. Using JMeter, we can test different kinds of applications ranging from HTTP/HTTPS-based applications to Database and FTP servers.

Our Apache JMeter tutorial starts with the basics of performance testing. After that, we move to its various features using which we can load test different types of applications.

Before starting with JMeter, in case you are new to performance testing, please check our detailed post on different aspects of performance testing here-

Performance Testing Tutorial

Step by Step – JMeter Tutorial

  1. What is JMeter? – JMeter, its features, advantages, and limitations.

  2. JMeter Download and Installation – JMeter setup on Windows, Linux, and Mac machines.

  3. Test Plan in JMeter – A logical container where we add the different load test elements.

  4. Different elements of a JMeter Test Plan
    • Thread Group – Simulate a pool of virtual users.
    • Samplers – For simulating different requests in JMeter.
    • Logic Controllers – To customize the processing of sampler requests.
    • Listeners – To view and analyze the load test results.
    • Timers – To pause the execution of a test for a defined time.
    • Assertions – To validate the sampler response received from server.
    • Config Element – To modify the sampler requests made to the server.
    • Pre Processors – To modify the sampler requests before its processing.
    • Post Processors – To perform certain actions after the request processing.

  5. Performance Testing of Web Applications using JMeter
  6. Rest API Testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for REST APIs using JMeter.

  7. SOAP Web Service testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for SOAP web services.

  8. Database Performance testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for databases.

  9. FTP Server Performance testing using JMeter – Creating a test plan for FTP servers.

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JMeter Interview Questions

  • JMeter Interview Questions – A comprehensive list of JMeter interview questions along with answers for your performance testing interviews.

6 thoughts on “JMeter Tutorial”

  1. Great post. Thanks for sharing this tutorial that provides in-depth knowledge about how to run performance and load testing using the Apache JMeter testing tool to test different types of applications. Also, the links are quite helpful.

    Best Regards
    Roberto, Testree

  2. You have an amazing site! I am embarrassed to say that with 15 years in performance testing, my knowledge of JMETER is poor. I am in the process of learning it and with my book and your site I have all I need to tackle this outdated, raw tool that I honestly don’t see why so many people love it. Perhaps I will warm to JMeter. Nonetheless,. Your site is well read, easy to understand with good examples. So thank you…..


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